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Russia-West: Is It Possible to Lift the Sanctions?

The inclusion of sanctions in the formula for a compromise on Ukraine is quite possible. Total pessimism is hardly desirable here Diplomatic manoeuvring by Russia and Ukraine on the issue of a peace agreement, or at least a ceasefire, naturally raise the question of ...


Results of 2021: Sanctions Policy

... although it has become more cautious, escaping the shocks and scandalous of the Trump era. The United States applied blocking sanctions against a number of Chinese officials, although it did not go for stricter restrictions on financial institutions. Sanctions against China were imposed by the European Union and other US allies. Brussels has done so using its new legal mechanism on human rights . Beijing delivered an immediate and harsh response . Last year China did a great job in the development of its counter-sanctions mechanism . New ...


Knights Close the Ranks: New Sanctions Against Belarus

... of the EU, and the United States issued a general license toward previously blocked Belarusian enterprises. Clouds reappeared on the horizon in 2020, and after the incident with the Ryanair flight, the pressure on Minsk increased significantly. The European Union has expanded its lists of blocked persons. By June 2021, these were 166 individuals and 15 legal entities , including such large companies as MAZ and BELAZ. Sectoral sanctions have been introduced. Among them are bans on the supply of defence products, goods for the tobacco industry, restrictions on importing a number of petroleum products and potash fertilizers, a ban on transactions with government debt securities ...


Sanctions Against Belarus: A Hybrid Option

... Tobacco, New Oil Company Vostok, Intersevis, and Neman Tobacco. To this list we need to add nine more large companies, according to which at the beginning of June this year the general license was not renewed. That is, they were no longer exempt from the sanctions. In part, this list overlaps with the list of 78 organizations specified by the European Union when it introduced its restrictions in June . Brussels also used sectoral sanctions, but their principle is different from the American one. In particular, certain categories of petroleum products and potash fertilisers were prohibited ...


Approaching the EU Sanctions Policy: An Experiment with Event Analysis

... Beirsteker, S. Eckert and M. Tourihno (cds). Targeted Sanctions. The Impacts and Effectiveness of United Nations Action , New York: Cambridge University Press: 38-59. Giumelli, F., Hoffmann, F. and Ksiazczakova, A. (2020) ‘The When, Where and Why of European Union Sanctions’, European Security , Vol 30 (1): 1-23. Hufbauer, G., Shott, J., Elliott, K., Oegg, B. (2009) Economic Sanctions Reconsidered. Third Edition , Washington DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics. Portela, C. (2010) European Union ...


Disconnecting From SWIFT? No, We Did Not Hear About It

... alleged poisoning, and the other after the arrest of the Russian opposition YouTuber Navalny. Tough measures against Moscow were proposed in previous resolutions as well. In some ways, their intention is consistent with American bills on “draconian sanctions”, such as DASKA: to designate a “lowest denominator” and possible measures that the European Union could potentially take. The threat of disconnection from SWIFT was the “icing on the cake”, which, as expected, was popular in the media success. However, the markets ignored the resolution of the European Parliament. There are several ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look into 2021

Report 65/2021 Report 65/2021 The report analyses the application of foreign sanctions against Russian citizens, companies and economy sectors. It also considers global trends in the use of sanctions and restrictive measures against Russia within individual areas (the “Ukrainian package,” sanctions against pipeline projects,...


What to Do with Extraterritorial Sanctions? EU Responses

... from extraterritorial US sanctions. The work on them was carried out by both European expert centres and the European Commission . Currently, we can talk about the formation of a number of strategic goals, the achievement of which should allow the European Union to increase its stability in relation to extraterritorial sanctions of the United States and other countries. Such goals include the following: Strengthening the role of the euro in international settlements. Already today, the euro ranks second after the dollar in international payments and reserves. However,...


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